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Christian Origins: From Cult to Empire

(3 0 cr.) - Session(s): Fall, Spring | Course Alternate Years

A study of the development and diversity of early Christian life and thought as reflected in literature spanning from the New Testament letters of Paul to the writings of St. Augustine in the fifth century. Topics will include the spread of Christianity and the formation of the early church; persecution and martyrdom; heresy and orthodoxy; women's roles; social issues; asceticism and sainthood. 
 

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